You can find the full list of the designers participating in today's Blog Hop on the MFT Blog. There is sure to be lots of fabulous eye candy along the way!
For my project today I made a couple of tea bag boxes. Each box can hold 3-5 Twinings tea bags. I thought these boxes were perfect as a little gift for a friend, or a little something at a place setting, or even as an invitation to tea.
All of the boxes feature the fabulous Always Time for Tea Stamps and Die-namics set. I also used the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics and a Circle Nestability die. I used the Branches with Leaves Die-namics dies for all of the leaves on the boxes. The boxes were all created with Hot Fudge and Pink Pirouette Textured Card stock. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found collection. I finished off all the boxes with a piece of SU! Chocolate Chip Twill.
My first tea box features the fabulous Mini Rolled Roses Die-namics die and the Bracket Tab Die-namics die.
This box features the Upsy Daisy Die-namics and the Oval Tab Die-namics die.
One of the reasons that I love the Scor-Pal is that making little treat boxes is so incredibly easy! I usually start out with a piece of printer paper and I just start scoring until I have the dimensions that I want. Okay, so I usually end up using more than one sheet to get the size and shape that I want, but that's why I use the printer paper before I try it on card stock!
I've put together a quick tutorial for you on making the tea boxes. I think you will find they are quite quick and easy to make.
To make the tea box, start with a piece of card stock 9" x 4 1/4".
Use the Scor-Pal to score the card stock at 3 1/4", 4", 7 1/4" and 8".
Turn the card stock and score at 3/4" and 3 1/2".
Cut up to the score line at the 3 1/4" and 4" marks. Use the score lines as a guide and cut off the area on each side between 7 1/4" and the end of the card stock. Your card stock should look the same as the picture above.
Place two strips of Scor Tape along both sides of the box. Be sure to place the Scor Tape in the place show above as this will ensure that the edges of the card stock will show at the back of the box, not the front.
Remove the backing of the Scor Tape and adhere the circle to the front of the box. Make sure you leave enough room at the top to allow the top of the box to slide underneath the circle. The picture below illustrates how the box lid slides under the circle.
Don't forget to check out the MFT Blog for the full line up of designers participating today!